Thursday, January 22, 2009
Light saber politics
So Obama has taken the oath of office --- twice --- now comes the real work. Kind of like working on your second album after a campaign that rivaled "Appetite for Destruction."
If the "Use Your Illusion" allusion carries through, Obama will have four years of ups and downs, but will come out with great accomplishments, a la "November Rain" and the less-appreciated "Estranged."
In his first couple days of office, The New Guy has frozen some last-minute Bush regs until they can be reviewed. That includes removing gray wolves from the endangered species list and mining for uranium near the Grand Canyon.
I'm waiting now for the Mainstream Media to start ripping Obama to shreds (they love to lift them up, then tear them down). But for now, the lovefest continues, and Obama is seizing the moment. A million-plus at the Jan. 20 inauguration, high viewership of the pageantry, lots of cheering and a feeling of hope in the air, even among Republicans.
- Green Mullet.